Welcome to February

Argyle Logo_WebsiteSo it has been a bit of a quiet time in the world of the Argyle blog and I apologize for the lack of updates. It is certainly not due to a lack of cool things happening in, and around, this great school!

I continue to be both amazed and encouraged by our students and staff  who so regularly do awesome work. The month of January brought some extreme temperatures that both froze our toes and warmed our hearts with below and above average temperatures that left many in a state of wonder. I can’t recall a +6 day in January in my short memory but we definitely enjoyed it. The extremes on the other end can be a challenge in a number of ways and I want to thank you for your support when the mercury drops as our students have been coming to school bundled up and ready to take on the weather. We’ve even started a Polar Bear Club that has braved the weather on some of those colder days!!!

Some of the buzz in our senior end these days is coming from the production room where video production has reached an all time high. The Argyle News seems to be replacing this blog in usefulness and views 🙂 The YouTube videos that are being produced using green screen technology and student creativity have been awesome. Here are a few examples of the awesome work that is being done…follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up with the most up to date videos coming out:

– the newest news – Argyle News
– a super cool movie trailer for the book – “Where’s Waldo?”
– a thank you to the wonderful Mrs. Rakochy – THANKS

Our SCC continues to do amazing things and I am really excited about the efforts they have made to bring “Screenagers” to Regina for our senior students (and the Sheldon-Williams Associate Schools) on March 10th at Sheldon-Williams and a second showing on March 13th for the general public in the evening at 630pm again at Sheldon in the auditorium. screenagers-imageThe important issue of screen time and students is one that is prominently addressed in this informative documentary. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion focused on the pertinent issues of the film. This film is a great follow up to the presentation they also supported before the winter break on online safety. Give me a call if you are looking for more information.

Many exciting opportunities for students continue with our basketball teams (3) all having started their seasons, our GGG (Gator Gusto Group) providing many fun activities including the just completed Spirit Week, and many other fun things to come. I’d encourage each of our students to find ways to engage in this awesome place!

The last thing I would like to do is to formally welcome some new staff:
– Ms. Toporowski to our staff, she has been with us since the winter break and will be through to year’s end teaching in the grade 1/2 room. Please feel free to stop by and meet “Ms. T” anytime – he is doing a wonderful job with her Gators!
– Ms. Lerat is an intern from the U of R working in Mrs. Pominville’s room and we are glad to have her working with our students and staff.
– We are also very fortunate to have numerous other pre-service teachers from the U of R working with us in various capacities on a less often occurrence.

As always, if you want to chat drop me an email, give me a call, or stop by and see me. Give our website a visit and check out other ways you can connect to Argyle as well including via twitter and facebook. With all of these visoes we are working on having a school youtube channel that you can follow as well!

Thank you for making this a great place to work and learn!







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